When we took George for a post op heart check up at bch in April the consultant said he wanted to see him again in 6 to 9 months time. As an appointment had not yet come through I phoned them up today to see what was what. They had got an appointment for him next May!!!! So that would be 13 months since he'd been seen. I said I was not happy to leave it that long and the woman on the phone said his appointment had been moved several times and May was the first available appointment. She then asked me if George seemed fit and healthy. I told her that he had seemed fit and healthy to us last year but he ended up needing open heart surgery and that his appointment had been moved then aswell and his operation was 4 months before the appointment date they had given us. Eventually she put me through to the consultants secretary and she gave us an appointment next Friday! I can't believe that they try and fob you off when its something as serious as a heart defect. Anyway sorry to rant on but I was not impressed at all xxx
i know exactally how you feel this has happened to us a few times now! luckily georgias been ok. but at the last appt the doc said that he needed 2 check her aeorta was growing properly because it had been re-built it sometimes doesnt grow and by the time they show symptoms it can be to late!!!!
nicks mum works for the NHS and said that its the secretary that priortises the appt! i think that shouldnt happen cuz they dont have no medical qualifications!
glad you got an appointment on fri hope it all goes well for you x x x
Ooooooh Rilith thats great, we'd love to meet up for a coffee. Yeah we're going to go into b'ham to finish our shopping too. Really looking forward to meeting Holly - and you of course. Going to bring my camera to get some piccies of Holly and George together. See you on Friday xxx